Esoteric Recordings continue with releases on their new Reactive imprint, (dedicated to reissues of classic German rock), with a journey into the catalogue of Eckart Rahn’s legendary KUCKUCK label. KUCKUCKwas responsible for releasing many great albums in Germany in the early 1970s, including those by the wonderful Out Of Focus. Featuring Moran Neumuller (vocals, sax, flute), Remigus Dreschler (guitar), Hennes Hering (keyboards), Stephan Wisheu (bass) and Klaus Spori (drums), this legendary Munich based band were contemporaries of acts such as Amon Duul II and recorded three classic and highly collectable albums for the label.This self-titled album was the band ‘s second release for Kuc Kuck and saw OUT OF FOCUS look towards a more Jazz influenced direction, whilst retaining their Underground rock stance on epic tracks such as Whispering and Television Program.
What happens to people who suffer from mental illnesses and commit violent crimes? Some are sent to forensic psychiatric hospitals-once called asylums for the criminally insane-where they disappear from public view for years. Emmy award-winning filmmaker John Kastner gained unprecedented access to one such facility, the Brockville Mental Health Centre. He follows the treatment of patients struggling to gain control over their lives, so they can return to a society that often fears and demonizes them.
Formed in 1967, Shocking Blue were an influential Dutch rock band from The Hague. Center stage to the groups popularity was lead singer Mariska Veres, whose powerful, exotic vocals transcended the group from a merely superb psychedelic rock group to something incredibly special.
Formed in 1967 by former Motions guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen, the Dutch quartet Shocking Blue originally had a lineup of VanLeeuwen on guitar, lead vocalist Fred DeWilde, bass player Klaasje Van der Wal, and drummer Cornelius Van der Beek, and the initial configuration of the band had a minor homeland hit with “Lucy Brown Is Back in Town” a year later in 1968…
This is a wonderful but little-known gem from 1970. A Christian Heavy/ Psych group 'OUT OF DARKNESS' made a cutting psych LP here.The lyrics delivered with conviction, great biting progressive guitar with 'rough edge' attack. Superb Hendrix Inspired Psychedelic Rock LP. Their rare only album, have some religious overtones, as it appeared on the religious 'Key' record label in England, but as a group, it's pretty amazing.The London-based outfit were very competent musicians and the material on this album ranges from Heavy/Psych through to Jazz/Blues. This is one of the most sought after British Progressive albums!!!
For anyone in their mid-teens in the mid-5Os, and into music, it had to be rock'n'roll - American rock'n roll. There was no British equivalent to the sound. In the UK, it was Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, The Platters, Alan Freed, Radio Luxembourg, Voice Of America.
47 track compilation featuring both sides of 23 singles from1969-1994 by the Dutch pop group! Includes their #1 smash'Venus', plus 'Mighty Joe', 'Oh Lord', 'Send Me A Postcard','Long And Lonesome Road' and 'Ink Pot'…